who are we?

Research Group members: Ingrid Pappel - Head of the Research Group Eric Jackson - Junior Researcher Richard Dreyling - Junior Researcher Teona Gelashvili - Junior Researcher

The Next Gen Digital State (NGDS) research group addresses the technological complexities of how governments can satisfy the current and future needs of their citizens. We focus on digital government ecosystems by investigating technologies that support digital transformation, innovation and implementation. Our research group collaborates with Estonian and international public sector agencies, ministries, and departments for developing next-generation government-technology through cutting edge research topics focused on artificial intelligence architecture, requirements engineering, data analytics, and understanding the socio-economic effects of technological implementation. We strive to be on the forefront of public sector innovation research!

Head of the Research Group: Ingrid Pappel

Research Group Members: Eric Jackson, Richard Dreyling, Teona Gelashvili, Alena Labanava, Regina Erlenheim

our vision

Our vision is to positively impact and transform the next generation of global digital-governance ecosystems

our mission

Provide cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that focuses on the practical and theoretical, enabling the successful implementation of digital government solutions and policy


The Research Articles of the YearIngrid Pappel


The Researcher of the YearIngrid Pappel